Annabel is a British artist and illustrator based in Exeter, Devon. She loves bringing nature into the home painting wildlife and animals. Glass painting is her favourite medium combined with digital artwork and mixed media paintings. She regularly photographs her glass paintings, as well as wildlife, to create new digital and abstract pieces. These are often quirky, with the aim to make you smile! The business was inspired by her two elderly cats and wanting a functional keepsake, the logo is one of these initial paintings on a glass.
Passionate about the natural world with a degree in Environmental science and this is portrayed in Annabel’s work. There is a Dartmoor collection of her painted glassware in Widecombe National Trust Gallery, Devon and she has sold work online worldwide. Her current project is illustrating nature poems that explain scientific concepts, to inspire children and help them understand the natural world.
For glass paintings she draws sketches on paper first before directly painting on the glass using nontoxic glass paint. The paintings are done in stages over a few days, as the paint has to dry before adding more detail. Once completed Annabel signs the glassware and the paintings are heat set so they can be hand washed.
All hand painted items are original works of art, so no two will be identical and commissions are welcome. For pet portraits she works from a photograph.
You can read more about Annabel’s journey setting up the business in her blog.